M4 Learning Log 1 – Turn Your Right Brain On

July 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

I thought the article “A Whole New School for a Whole New Mind” was very interesting and motivating.  I’m curious to know if any schools have implemented Pink’s themes into building/restructuring school buildings so they can fit into the Conceptual Age.  I loved the story theme, “the ability to put facts in context and deliver them with emotion.”  In the grande scheme of things, that’s life.  We all have a story to tell, and we continue to build our story day by day, chapter by chapter.   And I loved his vision of the classroom “with the student positioned as author, director, and performer and the teacher as the sideline coach who affirms, challenges, provokes, and references the stories of others.”  This goes back to Bloom’s Taxonomy revision; the students are performing their own learning while teachers just guide them and make them stronger, more exciting story tellers.  I also thought he was spot on with Empathy, “When one learns to stand in someone else’s shoes, feel with that person’s heart, and see with that person’s eyes.”  I think too often, we only look out for ourselves and our own success, but as the world becomes flatter with each new technology, we need to be able to work together to make an impact and difference.  Lastly, I couldn’t agree more with the theme of Play, “laughter, fun, and this type of ‘play’ invariably lead to higher levels of production and personal satisfaction.”  If we love and enjoy what we do, then failure has never been an option; we continue to push ourselves, learn, and improve our story everyday.

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